Treatment OptionsIf the primaquine overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Treatment will also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for a primaquine overdose may include the following:
- Monitoring the heart rhythm with an electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Medications to increase blood pressure, if necessary.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe you may have taken too much primaquine.